Albany World War Two veteran's grave gets military medallion

Albany World War Two veteran's grave gets military medallion

Rensselaer Honda holds Toys for Tots drive

Rensselaer Honda holds Toys for Tots drive

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Man sentenced for sexually abusing kids at Watervliet McDonald's

Special store helps families in need for the holidays

Teenagers work with seniors to act as Santa's elves in Rensselaer County

Gifts for Guns event planned for Saturday

Parents learn dangers of opioids, heroin at town hall meeting

A panel of experts tells parents that heroin is every bit as addictive and dangerous as they've heard.

New partnership hopes to curb Capital Region crime

A new partnership is trying to make the Capital Region safer. "Capital Region Crime Stoppers" lets people submit anonymous tips and info to law enforcement. If the tip leads to an arrest, there could be a $1,500 reward.

LaSalle to host heroin and opioid forum

Heroin and opioid addiction will be confronted at the LaSalle Institute in Troy on Wednesday.

Long overdue recognition for WW2 veteran from Albany

A Rensselaer County woman has been working for years to get a military marker for the grave of her father, a World War Two veteran.  Now, with some help, she finally got him the recognition he deserves.  

Lansingburgh man needs help IDing hit-and-run suspects

In this home surveillance video, shared exclusively with NewsChannel 13, you'll see a vehicle ram into a parked car on 4th Avenue.  The driver and passenger then jump out while the car is still moving and switch spots before speeding off.

New stores flocking to North Greenbush redevelopment

After years of inactivity, the intersection of Routes 4 and 43 in North Greenbush is buzzing with development.

Bank employee accused of stealing $160,000

A Troy woman is under arrest, accused of stealing $160,000 from the bank where she worked. State police say Alicia Smarro worked as a teller at Bank of America, where she managed to withdraw the money from two accounts belonging to one customer.

Food for thought from NYS farmers and food banks

New York Farm Bureau members & the Food Bank Association of NYS donate nine million pounds of fresh food and farm products (as of November).

Samaritan Hospital prepares to open revamped emergency room

Samaritan Hospital's new emergency department has been revamped as part of St. Peter's Health Partners' $99 million Troy master facilities plan.

Man pleads guilty to role in Rensselaer County homicides

A man has pleaded guilty in connection with two homicides in Rensselaer County.

Troy takes a stroll back in time

For many local businesses, the event marks the biggest holiday shopping day of the year.

Program aims to get illegal guns off the streets

Churches in Albany and Troy held a "Gifts for Guns" event Saturday morning. The program offered people a chance to trade in illegal guns for a $150 Crossgates Mall gift card. The guns are taken in no questions asked.

Calls for Abelove to step down after indictment

There are now calls for Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove to step down. It comes after he was indicted in connection with his handling of the deadly police shooting of Edson Thevenin. As of Friday afternoon, Abelove said he had no plans to leave the post.

Rensselaer County D.A. pleads not guilty to role in police-involved shooting

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove says he will not step down after pleading not guilty to his handling of a police-involved shooting. The charges include two misdemeanor counts of official misconduct and one count of felony perjury.

Results of attorney general probe in police-involved shooting to be released Friday

NewsChannel 13 has learned that only one person has been notified to appear in front of Judge Jonathan Nichols on Friday at the Rensselaer County Courthouse. That's John Bailey, who is the attorney representing Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove.

'Toys for Tots' train loaded up in Rensselaer

An assembly line of volunteers worked diligently to unload three large trucks at the Rensselaer Train Station on Thursday morning. The trucks were filled with toys and other donations that will go to people as part of "Toys for Tots." It was all to help kids who are less fortunate celebrate the holidays.

Rensselaer group raises concerns about "toxic dumping"

Some neighbors in Rensselaer are upset over what they are calling "toxic dumping" near their homes.

Woman charged with leaving 2 and 3-year-old children alone overnight

A woman is facing charges in Rensselaer after police say they found a toddler walking the streets. Police say they found a 2-year-old child walking in the area of Green Street on Wednesday morning. Officers tell NewsChannel 13 they then found the child's 3-year-old brother home alone.

Troy seeks redevelopment proposals for old Leonard Hospital site

The mayor's office says the 7.1 acre site will be made available for sale as a shovel-ready project following the anticipated demolition of the building in 2018.

Man arrested after 200+ bags of heroin seized in drug bust

A three-week investigation in the town of Schaghticoke ends with hundreds of bags of heroin and an arrest of a 39-year-old man.

Tree team brings Monument Square to life for Victorian Stroll

A trustworthy Troy tree team (complete with chainsaw) gets set for this Sunday's 35th Annual Victorian Stroll.

HVCC exhibit celebrates veterans

Hudson Valley Community College is celebrating veterans who have a connection to the school.

Troy City Council rejects budget proposal

The Troy City Council on Tuesday voted down a proposed $74-million budget proposal. The city is facing a $2.9 million budget deficit.      

'Me Too Act' supporters cross political and gender lines

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is a co-sponsor of the "Me Too Act."  The proposed legislation doesn't intend to just highlight a problem, it aims to fix it.

Shakin' Bacon in Rensselaer is rising from the ashes

A Rensselaer restaurant was damaged in a fire this past summer, but now it's coming back, bigger than ever.  

$20 million to help replace lead water service lines

The state is awarding $20 million to replace drinking water service lines that contain lead.

Troy High's championship win makes ESPN

The Troy High football team won the Class AA Championship Sunday at the Carrier Dome. They also found themselves on SportsCenter Monday morning.

Man admits to attempted murder after brutal stabbing

Carl Pugh has pleaded guilty to attempted murder. Back in March, he tried to rob a man near Dunkin' Donuts on Congress Street in Troy. When the man refused, Pugh stabbed him in the face and side and knocked out his teeth.

Police: Troy man drove drunk in stolen car

Drunk, speeding, and driving a stolen car. That's what State Police say 23-year-old Bruce Fyvie was doing on 787 in Watervliet.

Hoosick Falls man accused of burglary

A Hoosick Falls man is accused of burglary.

Small Business Saturday gaining steam

Black Friday usually sucks all the attention when it comes to holiday shopping. But Small Business Saturday is picking up the pace – especially in downtown Troy where there are more than 120 independent retail businesses and restaurants.

Black Friday is now kind of a gray area

From big box stores to mall walkers to an Alpaca farm, Black Friday has certainly changed in the past few years.

Equinox volunteers cook up Thanksgiving dinner

Some Capital Region residents are beginning their Thanksgiving holiday by giving back.

Thousands of people take part in Troy Turkey Trot

More than 7,000 runners hit the streets of downtown Troy in the cold before their Thanksgiving meal.  

Hoosick Falls woman accused of drunken driving

A 26-year-old Hoosick Falls woman is accused of drunken driving. Police say her blood alcohol level matched her age.

Bakeries handle last-minute Thanksgiving frenzy

It's a race against the clock to make sure everyone has the last-minute desserts for their Thanksgiving feast. Bella Napoli Bakery in Troy had 50 people waiting outside the doors when they opened at 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

Troy engages in another budget battle

Troy has a budget battle on its hands again.

Water commissioner reassures Rensselaer residents after concerning letter

Residents in the city of Rensselaer had some questions about a letter they got about their water. NewsChannel 13 went looking for answers. 

'Gifts for Guns' buyback program expanding

This is the ninth year of the "Gifts for Guns" buyback program. In those nine years, the program has traded gift cards for 650 illegal guns and it's no longer just Albany. This year, the program is expanding to Troy.

Rensselaer girl surprised with 'chocolate chip' trip to Disney

Baking Memories 4 Kids is back to make more dreams come true, this time a three-year old girl from Rensselaer.

Troy man arrested after Halloween gunfire

Troy police arrest a man they say gave some people a real-life scare on Halloween. Mashawn Andrews, 24, is accused of firing a gun near 118th Street and 2nd Avenue in Lansingburgh that afternoon.

Capital Region leaders tout historic tax credit

It was originally a department store in its heyday. Then the Old Quackenbush building in Troy was a pharmacy. Over time, it was boarded up and falling apart. Until three years ago.

Grilled cheese festival held in Troy

A new tradition kicked off in the Capital Region on Saturday.

Troy rally demands justice for police involved shootings

A rally in Troy on Saturday demanded justice for two police involved shootings. A group of protesters gathered on Rensselaer Street to call for prosecution of the officers.

RPI Tetris study could provide insight into rapid decision making

A research team from RPI recently attended the Tetris World Championship in Portland, Ore. They were there to collect data from the world's best video game players. Specifically, they were tracking the player's eye movements and how they handle the game devices.

Oquendo found guilty in 2015 Troy murder of Noel Alkaramla

Johnny Oquendo has been found guilty of murder, concealment of a human corpse and strangulation in the 2015 death of his stepdaughter, Noel Alkaramla. The verdict comes after a trial that lasted three weeks and just three hours of deliberations.

Protest planned in Troy

A protest march is scheduled for Saturday in Troy.

Hudson River in Capital District consistently tests high for fecal bacteria in report

Some of the most consistently contaminated water in the Hudson River flows through the Capital Region, according to a new report out by environmental group Riverkeeper.  

Details announced for Troy Turkey Trot

Details were announced Wednesday for the 70th edition of the Troy Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.

Defense begins case in Troy murder trial

The defense has begun presenting its case in the Johnny Oquendo murder trial. This, after the prosecution rested on Wednesday morning.

Police: Man too drunk to drive 3.5x over

Too drunk to drive – more than three and a half times over. That’s how Watervliet police say they found a man behind the wheel Monday evening.

Andrea Smyth concedes in Rensselaer County Executive race

 Democrat Andrea Smyth conceded on Tuesday.

New sanctuary trail opens at Vanderheyden

Vanderheyden in Rensselaer County is now home to a sanctuary trail. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday morning.

Suitcase takes center stage at Troy murder trial

A key piece of evidence was shown Tuesday in the Johnny Oquendo murder trial. Jurors got to see the suitcase that prosecutors say they found Noel Alkaramla's body in.

Suitcase center of attention at Troy murder trial

A suitcase was the center of attention at the Johnny Oquendo murder trial on Monday. However, the jury may never find out the whole story about that suitcase.

DNA technician continues testimony in Troy murder trial

Testimony resumed Monday morning in the trial of accused killer, Johnny Oquendo. Prosecutors say he murdered his stepdaughter, Noel Alkaramla, then stuffed her body in a suitcase before dumping it in the Hudson River.

Absentee ballots being counted in tight Rensselaer County executive race

The ballot counting continues in the Rensselaer County executives race. Absentee ballots were counted Monday in North Greenbush. More will be counted Tuesday in Troy.

One dead in crash on Route 20 in Nassau

New York State Police confirmed one person is dead after a two car crash on Route 20. 

Police: Cocaine, $14k, seized in drug bust

Troy police say they've made a drug bust and seized $14,000 in cash.

New office to help Troy residents with health, homeownership

The Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program or "TRIP" is teaming up with CDPHP to make the community healthier.